Welcome to Seven Ponds Nature Center Camera Club

We meet the 1st and 3rd* Friday of the month at 7:00 PM at Seven Ponds Nature Center


Tuesday through Sunday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Monday
Grounds open to members dawn to dusk.
3854 Crawford Road
Dryden, MI 48428-9776
(810) 796-320

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Next Meeting
No Competition Meeting on Sept 15 - due to Heritage Harvest Festival
Educational Night

Friday, October 6, 2017

Time7:00 PM- 9:00PM

Location :Seven Ponds Nature Center

"Evaluating Images" Topic is in discussion

Cookies By Todd Biebly

Competition Images Due

Wednesday Oct 18, 2017

         Assignment - "Trails"

Time Due11:30PM

Note: Images can now be sized to 1200 on the longest side.

See Additional Info from Hank Lewis Below


Next Meeting Competition Night

Friday, Oct , 2017

Time7:00 PM- 9:00PM

Location :Seven Ponds Nature Center

Assignment - "Trails"

Cookies By Bobbie Lewis


Seven Ponds Camera Club Mentor session - Pending

Friday, Oct 27, at 7:00 pm.

Dale Vronch’s Lone Willow Studio.

If you are coming, please email or call Dale at dvronch@gmail.comor 810-664-0079.

Bring your laptop (if you have one) and an image to work on.

New memberElections for 2018 - 2019 Nov 3, 2017
Looking for new members to run for board positions
Board member positions to be elected by new board members
2 yr commitment (min need10 people to run)
Please send you desire to Run by the 10-3-2017 Meeting to7pondsphotoexpo@gmail.com
If you have ideas for the Educational night 1st Friday- presenters you know would volunteer their time - let us know.
Current Board Members
President/ Training Director - Dale Vronch - Stepping Down
Vice President 1 -Stu Davis- Stepping Down
Vice President 2 -LeeAnn McLane-Goetz ?
Treasurer/sec - Dave Ulman (3-2017) ?
Print/Digital Director - Hank Lewis ?
Board Member - Rev Kelly Todd ?
Board Member - Mike Mercier- Stepping Down
Board Member - Karen Ormiston- Stepping Down
Board Member - Alice Meronek ?
Photo Club Trips
Friday, September 08, 2017 Photo Club Trip
Saturday, September 09, 2017 Photo Club Trip
Sunday, September 10, 2017 Photo Club Trip
Who: Photo shoot with fellow Club Members
What: Leelenau Peninsula/Sleeping Bear Dunes/Fish town/Winery tours
Where: (Camp or Motel/Hotel) Stay Near and around Empire, Michigan
Camping Options: Platte Campground
Located 10 miles south of Empire on Lake Michigan Road off M-22 at 5685 Lake Michigan Road, Honor, MI 49640. Phone: 231-326-4700, ext. 5029
Camping Options: Empire Campgrounds
3 miles (1.6 k) east of Empire on M-72, then go 2miles (3.2k) South on Co. Rd. 677, and right on Osborn Rd. Phone:231-326-5285
Hotel Options: Duneswood Resort
7194 S Dune Hwy, Empire, MI 49630 Phone (231) 668-6789
Website: http://www.duneswood.com/
Meet Up: Friday 9-8-2017 8:00 PM - Itinerary will be discussed
Duneswood ResortFront Lobby
7194 S Dune Hwy, Empire, MI 49630 Phone (231) 668-6789
Park Passes An entrance pass for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is required for each vehicle; $15 park pass (1-7 days) or $30 annual pass
Sleeping Bear Dunes https://www.nps.gov/slbe/index.htm
Fishtown http://www.lelandmi.com/fishtown/
WINERIES: Leelenau wine trail council - Photograph Vinyards - Mornings and Evenings
Saturday, September 09, 2017 Early Morning - Wineries
Saturday, September 09, 2017 Afternoon - Sleeping Bear Dunes and/or Fishtown
Saturday, September 09, 2017 Late Evening- Wineries
Sunday, September 10, 2017 Early Morning- Wineries
Lead By: Sally Kwaiser Phone
RSVP RSVP:Sally Kwaisersakwaiser@yahoo.com
Vineyard Photo Tips https://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/vineyard-photography-tips-and-techniques/
Dress Dress for Michigan Weather

Friday, October 13, 2017 Photo Club Trip
Saturday, October 14, 2017 Photo Club Trip
Sunday, October 15, 2017 Photo Club Trip
Who: Photo shoot with fellow Club Members
What: Munising area fall colors and waterfalls shoot. There are several waterfalls within 45 minutes of Munising plus the Pictured Rocks National shoreline area and Lake Superior seldom disappoints with great sunsets and wave action.
Where: (Camp or Motel/Hotel) Stay Near and around Munising, Michigan
Camping Options: Munising Tourist Park 906-387-3145
E8518 W M-28 West
Munising, Michigan 49862
Hotel Options:
Pictured Rocks Inn and Suites 906-387-2493

420 M28 East
Munising, MI 49862
Meet Up: Ward McGinnis- Friday Evening Itinerary will be discussed
Stay tuned for a place and time
Lead By: Ward McGinnis
RSVP Ward McGinnis wardmac@yahoo.com
Dress Dress for Michigan Weather
What to Bring:

November: Dates to be set. Sand hill cranes most likely near Jackson.
November 23, Thanksgiving Day Parade: Detroit. Get up early, gather along Woodward and shoot the Turkey Trot and then the parade. More info to be published later.



Member ship Dues
 Dues  - Due May 1, 1017
 See Our New Treasurer Dave Ulman for details


Seven Ponds Camera Club Membership dues 
Dues cover the club from May 1 2016 - April 30 2017 and must be paid in full prior to entering competitions.

Meetings are open to all, however only paid -in-full members may compete in print and digital image show critique events, competition Night, or participate in field trips, 
   Individual (Member of Seven Ponds) - $10/year 
   Individual (Not a member of Seven Ponds) - $25/year
   Family (Member of Seven Ponds) $20/year
   Family (Not Member of Seven Ponds) $35/Year
   Student: $Free

Make Checks Payable To: Seven Ponds Nature Center. Bring completed form above  with a check to the next meeting

mail to: Seven Ponds Nature Center  C/O SPNC Camera Club 3854 Crawford Road , Dryden , Michigan 48428

Include:  [ ] Renewal   [  ] New Member




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🗝How to submit Images for the 3rd Week Competition

In order to be in the judging System for the 3rd-week competition you will need to be actively signed up in the SPNC competition system.
You will need to load the pictures using your id and password once approved.

(1) To get started you will first need to request membership.
Then we will turn the system on for you to add images.

How to set up account for entering competition:


Now it is our turn - we will approve and set up your membership in the system
You will then get an email saying you are ready to submit images
Then you log into the system with your Login Name and Email
and start submitting.

See attached PDF on how to submit images

For Digital images this is the short version:
Sizing for digital images:  Maximum 1200 pixels height and/or width
Color gamut: sRGB recommended
File Type: *.jpg with 10 or 12 compression
File Name: Image title.jpg   The title may not include author's identification
For printed images:
Maximum size is 16x20 inches mounted on mounting board.
Name: Authors identification may not appear on the print.
May have one mat.
When entered into a competition, a digital image of the print must be submitted. 768 pixels height and/or width. A label can then be generated by the Software Pursuits Program and affixed to the print.
Please download and read the GDCCC rules in the links below.


Important Modification of Competition Meetings

Hank Lewis, DPD Director

GDCCC DPD Competition rules 12-2-2015



GDCCC Print Competition rules 12-2-2015




President/ Training Director

Dale Vronch

Phone: (810) 664-0079

email: dvronch@gmail.com

Vice President 1

Stu Davis

Vice President 2

LeeAnn McLane-Goetz



Dan Hayes (handing off)

Dave Ulman (3-2017)

Print/Digital Director

Hank Lewis

Board Member

Rev Kelly Todd

Board Member

Mike Mercier

Board Member

Karen Ormiston



Membership form for Nature Center


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EXPO -Seven Ponds Nature Center Photo Expo - Run By LeeAnn McLaneGoetz - (EXPO only News)



















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